According to the horse industry, horse skeletons have a weight average of about 15 pounds — about 1,750 pounds for a full-grown mare. When we add the weight of stone in, like concrete or hard rock, the carcass weight rises to more than 20 pounds. The weight of animal bones, in all its bulk, adds another 25 pounds. Adding this all up, you can add a whole new dimension of weight to the carcass. It is often said that horses are as strong as a bull in stone.
If we look at what it takes to create a horse in stone, it is not as difficult as it may sound. There are a lot of variables, but in short, the bones that make up a horse are not made with metal or any other element capable of giving rise to such great strength. We look at the horse skeleton as a series of blocks, all of which are made in the same way, but each is made in a slightly different way.
What is the value of a skeleton?
The strength of a horse skeleton, at best, is measured in tons. But that doesn’t tell us about the quality of the bone — how good it is for its strength and durability.
In general, quality and durability are correlated as two separate measures; bone and leather are superior qualities. The most common of these is leather, which is used for the skin and saddle. In fact, the leather industry is a very powerful bone and leather industry, and their products are very highly valued by horsemen.
The strength of the leather bone is measured in tons per square inch or “tpi.” There are some people within the leather industry that believe that horse bones can reach 1,000 tpi. If the horse is made of bone and you are wearing horse skin, you will be wearing much stronger leather than you could afford before you bought it. These same leather people consider the bone of the horse to be worthless.
If horse meat was eaten instead, the bone would disappear. We are talking about a very high quality, in fact the best leather.
Why would a skeleton be used?
The bone structure of a horse skeleton is a strong, sturdy, stable foundation. It is a great support for the frame, and helps the horse in moving. This structure gives the horse strength which in turn, can lead to more stability.
A skeleton can be broken into very small sections in order to repair the horse. The skeleton is a